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Richard Meier Creates a Striking Minimalist Home in the English Countryside

Atop a hill in Oxfordshire, England, Richard Meier conjures a minimalist masterpiece<p>As they have since the first Bentley took to the road, many Brits still motor into the countryside to weekend in great country houses. But for guests of a family living in the rolling hills of Oxfordshire, the house …

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What Downton’s Fashion Really Means

When ‘Downton Abbey’ returns Sunday night, its fashion fans are in for a familiar treat. But throughout the series so far, its style has also had a …

Worried about stocks? Bonds look worse

As 2015 kicks off, investors are skittish.<p>Stocks are pricey. Historically, the price-to-earnings ratio for the S&P 500 is a tad over 15, according to Bespoke Investment Group. Today's trailing P/E, a key measure of whether stocks are a good value, is above 19.<p>That's not dotcom bubble levels, but …

Withings Releases a $150 Smartwatch for the Masses

Wearing a fitness tracker is a bit like making a New Year's resolution: You start off eager, your initial enthusiasm wanes, you slowly backslide into …

Watch Kevin Spacey Perform ‘Piano Man’ With Billy Joel

Billy Joel was honored with the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in a star-studded celebration that aired Friday night on PBS, …

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

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Intricately-Detailed Paper Cut Animals Mimic Ink-Drawn Lines

Berlin-based artist Max Gärtner produces intricate paper cutouts that have the quality of ink-drawn lines. Heads of jaguars, lionesses, and the wings of birds are all crafted using curvy bold marks that create contour, add visual weight, and define form. Large groups of lines wrap around each to …

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14 DIY Recipes of Your Fave Cereals

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so shouldn’t it involve more than just a bowlful of off-the-shelf sugar (or simply a mugful of coffee)? These 14 homemade cereal recipes offer a more healthful spin on some of our childhood faves. Whip up a big batch over the weekend to make morning …

Russian ruble drops sharply amid weak oil prices

Russia's ruble has got off to a bad start in 2015 after the currency fell sharply against the US dollar and euro on 5 January.<p>The Russian currency …

Prince Andrew sex claims denied for second time by Palace spokesman

Buckingham Palace has issued a second denial that the Duke of York had sexual contact with a woman who claims she was forced to have underage sex with him, branding the allegations “false and without any foundation”.<p>It comes after two Sunday newspapers published details of interviews with the woman …